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Trade Test Days


Fresh out of college and worry that no one will employ you because you have no experience?

Qualified in Beauty and don’t know where to start?

Been to endless job interviews, but never get the job?


Let us change that for you …


Not only do our tutors have years’ worth of industry experience, they have selected salon staff for London salons and know just what employers look for.

Our tutors also have links in industry with employers and can help you look for work too.


What is a trade test and why is this so important when I apply for a job in a beauty salon or spa ?

The majority of companies in the beauty industry will conduct a trade test as part of the interview process when recruiting therapists. This is completely understandable given the specialist and practical nature of our profession. Salon owners or managers need to see how you work and are always looking for certain qualities let the Essex beauty training school help you bring out those needed qualities.


What treatments will they ask me to perform?

This will vary from salon to salon as it will depend on what their most popular treatments are but generally they will ask you to perform a wax, neck back and shoulder massage, nail polish generally a dark colour and the one that’s feared by most therapists new to the industry and a French polish.


What can Essex Beauty Training School do to help me do well in a trade test?

From as little a £170 we will provide you with models for the day on the treatments you wish to improve on the most and test you on them. After you have carried out each treatment we will give you feedback on how to improve and what was good about the treatments too. We will also give you a handbook of do’s and donts for a trade test interview.


The Interview Part

Before a trade test there will generally be an interview where questions can be fired at you and you really don’t know what to say especially when nerves get the better of you. Let us help you with this by having one of our team role play an interview with you and give you pointers on how to be the perfect interviewee.


Need more than help with just a trade test?

Let us help you create you CV and a covering letter too.

For just £30 we will make your CV stand out from the rest.  Let our experienced team of tutors who have selected staff for top end London salons create the perfect CV that employers would pick up every time without fail.


For just £15 let us design the perfect covering letter for you which you can edit at home when you apply for different jobs with different salons.


Packages we offer

  • Just a trade test day £170 

  • A trade test day with an interview £200

  • A trade test day, interview, CV and covering letter £230

  • Just a CV £30

  • Just a covering letter £15


Refresher Courses


We also offer refresher training too.   After completing our refresher training, you will leave feeling much more confident in your ability.


Training can be booked for 1/2 day a full day or longer if required. Please note refresher days are for therapists who already hold a professional qualification.


All you need to do is contact us, discuss the areas / skills you'd like to brush up on and we will then suggest a programme for you.


All of these services are tailor made to suit your individual needs so please contact us to let us know how we can help you

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